Kerry start ups in tech con­test fi­nal

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS -

TWO Kerry com­pa­nies have made it into the next round of a pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional ac­cel­er­a­tor pro­gramme.

The two firms have been named among Ire­land’s top twelve en­trepreneurs in the life sciences, med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy and dig­i­tal health area at the clos­ing cer­e­mony of phase two of Bridge to MassChal­lenge.

The busi­nesses – ViClar­ity and MyAc­cessHub, both based at Kerry Tech­nol­ogy Park – were in Cork last week where they took part in a three-day in­ten­sive boot camp,

Both have now been se­lected to go for­ward to the next round of the in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion which in­volves a week-long all ex­penses paid boot camp in Bos­ton in April.

From this, the top two com­pa­nies will be se­lected to go for­ward to sec­ond round judg­ing for one of MassChal­lenge’s in­ter­na­tional ac­cel­er­a­tors.

Over fifty Irish start-ups ap­plied to the com­pe­ti­tion, twenty were short­listed to take part in a three-day in­ten­sive boot camp in Cork and now the fol­low­ing 12 suc­cess­ful start-ups will ad­vance to the next stage.

MyAc­cessHub - pro­vides in­ten­sive sup­port to busi­nesses across all sec­tors to in­crease their ac­ces­si­bil­ity par­tic­u­larly for peo­ple with Autism.

ViClar­ity - a Gov­er­nance, Risk, Com­pli­ance so­lu­tion that en­ables Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices and Health­care or­ga­ni­za­tions to Iden­tify, Mon­i­tor, Score and Re­port on risk and com­pli­ance.

The chal­lenge is an in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion that aims to iden­tify and ac­cel­er­ate top health­care and life sciences star ups and con­nect them to the global mar­ket and Mass Chal­lenge’s global net­work.

Since it was founded, the Mass Chal­lenge net­work has raised over $2 bil­lion in fund­ing and pro­vided sup­port to 1,211 com­pa­nies world­wide.

Gearoid Kear­ney, myAc­cessHub (left) with Ogie Sheehy, ViClar­ity pic­tured at Cork County Hall for the clos­ing cer­e­mony of Bridge to MassChal­lenge Cork boot camp in Cork.

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